Category: Defining Race
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According to scientific studies, all humans are 99.9 percent genetically identical. However, the Atlantic slave trade was based on skin color, which scientists say is determined by only six of 40,000 genes or just on...
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Dr. Joseph Graves, Jr., a professor of evolutionary biology and African American studies at Arizona State University, believes that humans cannot be separated by genetics into races. Author of The Emperor’s New Cloth...
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Scott Malcomson, a member of The New York Times editorial board and author of One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race, explains the meaning behind what he calls “the essence of whiteness – the origins of ...
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The ethnic description of Americans of African descent has shifted from colored to Negro to Black and, at the recent urging of Jessie Jackson, African-American. There are immigrants who feel that they should be inclu...
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Educator Annie S. Barnes, author of Everyday Racism: A Book for All Americans, charges that racism is still a pernicious and destructive part of everyday life in Black America. Through personal accounts of daily for...
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